Our History

It began with a conversation around the kitchen table.



A conversation about a vision...

To improve the lives of individuals by maintaining their activity and independence. When orthopaedic surgeon Bill Petty, his wife Betty, and biomedical engineer Gary Miller, Ph.D., co-founded Exactech in 1985 they wanted to make a difference in the quality of care provided to patients suffering from joint diseases like arthritis.  They believed they could do this by providing innovative joint replacement products and surgical instrumentation—designed by surgeons, for surgeons.

 

 
 

 Exactech's First Hip

 

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AcuMatch L-Series NAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InterSpace Cement Spacers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equinoxe Reverse Shoulder

1985
  • Exactech is Incorporated

1987

  • Exactech Sells First Product: Cemented Hip

1992
  • Exactech Records First International Sales

1994
  • Exactech Expands International Distribution through Agreement with MBA
  • Exactech Launches Optetrak® Comprehensive Knee System

1996
  • Exactech Goes Public

1997
  • Exactech Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Site

1998
  • Exactech Launches Opteform®
  • Exactech Acquires AcuDriver™
  • Exactech Moves into New Manufacturing Facility

1999
  • Exactech Recognized for Outstanding Growth

2000
  • Exactech Recognized for Outstanding Growth
  • Second Time on Forbes Top 200 List (#153)

2001
  • Exactech Recognized for Outstanding Growth
  • Fortune Small Business Magazine 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies (#39)
  • Exactech Launches AcuMatch® Integrated Hip System
  • Exactech Expands International Distribution
  • Exactech Introduces Cemex® Bone Cement into U.S. Market

2002
  • Exactech Breaks Ground for Major Facility Expansion

2003
  • Exactech Stock Splits Two-for-One
  • Exactech Named to Russell Index

2004
  • Exactech Introduces InterSpace® Cement Spacers
  • Exactech Forms Biologics Division

2005
  • Exactech celebrates its 20th Anniversary
  • Exactech Launches Record Number of New Products:Equinoxe® Shoulder System  |  Optetrak® Unicondylar  |  OpteMx®  |  Novation™ Comprehensive Hip System
2006
  • Exactech Achieves 2006 Sales of Over $100 Million

2007
  • Exactech Launches Equinoxe® Reverse Shoulder
  • Exactech, Inc. named a 2007 Top Small Workplace by The Wall Street Journal

2008
  • Exactech Acquires Altiva Corporation
  • Exactech Acquires French Distributor; Initiates Direct Distribution in Japan
  • Exactech Ranked #105 on Forbes' America's Best 200 Small Companies List

2009
  • Exactech Recognized for Outstanding Growth
  • Fortune Small Business Magazine 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies (#24)
  • Exactech Ranked #188 on Forbes' America's Best 200 Small Companies List